TRÄDGÅRDSGATAN – NETFLIX FILM, SWEDEN 2017
A debut director, refused by the big Swedish financiers, Olof Spaaks, has managed to bring a beautiful but tragic story to life in this film about two children growing up with addict parents. It depicts how we shape our memories differently, depending on needs and demeanour.
The struggles of the dysfunctional parents trying to keep everything together, the gritty situation the kids grow up in, the stories we tell ourselves and the joy of the little things in life that can keep us going.
Interesting to see how in a choice between two dysfunctional families, the favoured one is the drug dependent junkies living in squalor, as at least there’s passion, love and connection.